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smithyz

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I am in the process of setting up Kerio on an xp prof box at home.
once it is setup and I am able to configure outlook on my other pcs on the lan, how do I configure Kerio so pcs can connect to it using outlook across the internet.
What I mean is, is the pop3 and smtp servers accessible to remote pc's?
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rleslie

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you need to create a mapped ip from the internet to your 'mail server'. this is done in your router. you will however need to have a static ip assigned by your ISP. You then map your public ip to the ports you use for email, such as port 25 for smtp, port 110 for pop3 and port 143 for imap (if you use imap).

if its a linksys router, i believe its under port forwarding.

hope this helps.
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smithyz

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I know how to forward ports but what exactly do you mean by mapped ip. I am using dyn dns to give me a domain name of myname.homeip.net

What do I tell Kerio to use? mynam.homeip.net, my public ip address or my router ip address?
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smithyz

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oh yeah, I don't have static ip, hence using dyndns
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rleslie

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mapped ip is basically a one-to-one nat. you're mapping a public ip to your private ip at home. or you can do it by ports...telling your router any traffic destined for port 25 at your public ip goes to the private ip of your mail server.

i've never actually used dynamic dns myself, but i suppose you could tell your router any traffic destined for such and such domain goes to port 25 of your private ip of your mail server.

you would also have to set up an mx dns record somewhere to have your email server except email from the outside.

hope this helps
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smithyz

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Thanks for your help. I have an idea what needs dooing now. I will try it tonight
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Nixs

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You have two DNS servers. The DNS service for your dDNS, and the DNS service for your domain.

So you'd have mydomain.com and mydomain.dyndns.org.

On mydomain.com, point the mx record to mydomain.dyndns.org.

Or you could just use joe<.a.t.>mydomain.dyndns.org, but I assume that's not what you are after.

If you are using mydomain.com, then Kerio would use that. The MX record would be what directs e-mail to your PC.

If you /are/ using mydomain.dyndns.org (joe<.a.t.>mydomain.dyndns.org), then that is what Kerio would use. Not just dyndns.org, but the full mydomain.dyndns.org is your "domain" name. Your host would be kerio.mydomain.dyndns.org for example.

Of course, your email server has to be on 24/7. If you leave your mail server off over night, expect to loose e-mail. Mailhop is a good service to get past this issue; http://www.dyndns.com/services/mailhop/
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